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Ecuador’s Cotacachi, Cuy, Otavalo and Skye, Scotland photos

July 19, 2008 By: admin Category: 9-11, Art & Culture, Artesania, Cuenca, Customs & Culture, Dogs, Ecuador, Expat Life, Learning Spanish, NYC, Shopping, The Cajas 1 Comment →

Been a little busy here folks. Went away to Quito (again) for a week and went up to Cotacachi and Otavalo for the weekend. Had no time to do anything but work and sleep in Quito, but had a wonderfully relaxing weekend in Cotacachi…I even left my computer in Quito so I wouldn’t be tempted. Must get some photos so you can see for yourself. Cotacachi, about 2 hours north of Quito, sits right in the center of two huge extinct volcanoes, Cotacachi and Imbabura. Pretty amazing views when the clouds let you have a peak. (more…)

Soldados and El Cajas…the Ecuador Andes

June 18, 2008 By: admin Category: Andes, Expat Life, Rainy Season, The Cajas 2 Comments →

(Note: First…at the end is a link to photos that you absolutely should not miss!)

There is a valley outside Cuenca that has become my dream.  Nestled between mountains, yes, a river runs through it. I have been out that valley about 8 times now, each time going a bit further. The further you go, the more the landscape changes…from lush green to paramo where the handful of residents plant bushes around an area to use as a garden because otherwise, the wind is too harsh and the nights too cool to grow anything. (more…)

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